The University’s system of training academic and teaching staff has been dynamically developing over the recent years. Its PhD, doctoral and
degree-seeking students number more than 600, including those
from abroad (from Iceland, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Armenia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan).
The range of academic specialties is rather wide and offers 58 specialties of post-graduate education within 17 branches of science and 6 specialties of doctoral education within 3 branches of science. PhD, doctoral and degree-seeking students are scientifically supervised by more than 150 highly qualified specialists in 70 departments.
Scientific schools successfully train academic and teaching staff within chemical, biological, technical, philological and philosophical sciences. NArFU’s PhD and doctoral students are annually awarded with individual and special scholarships by the RF President, the RF Government, the Governor of Arkhangelsk region, etc.
In 2012, the target programs for training academic and teaching staff have been introduced and among them are “Doctor of Sciences” and “Candidate of Sciences”. Participants of these programs receive substantial support from the University to prepare and work on their PhD and doctoral dissertations. The first participants of the target programs are the young teachers from 23 departments of NArFU.
Presently, the University’s dissertation councils total 9. 8 of them are Doctoral (PhD) and 1 Candidate (Postgraduate). Seekers of academic degrees thus have an opportunity to defend dissertations in 15 specialties within 10 branches of science:
In 2009-2012, the total of 208 dissertations were defended in the University’s dissertation councils (22 doctoral and 186 PhD).
Geographically, the candidates for academic degrees come from research centers and educational establishments of Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Yoshkar-Ola, Irkutsk, Petrozavodsk, Vologda, Ukhta, Syktyvkar, Murmansk, Kirov, Chita, Omsk and Kemerovo.